If I could only have one album from the....

Beatles, it would be the White Album
Dylan, Blood on the Tracks
Stones, Sticky Fingers
Dead, Wake of the Flood
Pink Floyd, Atom Heart Mother
Funkadelic, One Nation Under A Groove
Talking Heads, Remain in Light
Bob Marley, Rastaman Vibration
Jefferson Airplane, Volunteers
Kinks, School Boys in Disgrace
Police, Ghost in the Machine
Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of town
Dire Straits-Communique'
Moody Blues-Every good boy
Pink Floyd-Delicate Sound of Thunder
Peter Gabriel- Plays Live
Bruce Cockburn-World of Wonders
David and David-Boomtown
Roger Waters-radio KAOS
Led Zepplin-IV
Bob Dylan-Blood on the Tracks
Neil Young-Freedom
how much time do I have???
Patrica Barber-Cafe' Blue
Icehouse-Primative Man
Jackson Brown-The Pretender
The Pretenders-Learning to Crawl
Paul Simon, Hearts and Bones
The Clash, London Calling
Zappa, Hot Rats
Mothers, Were only in it for the Money
Janis, Cheap Thrills
Dire Straits-Making Movies
Eagles-The Long Run
Linda Ronstadt-Simple Dreams
Steely Dan-Katy Lied
Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Billy Joel-The Stranger
Jackson Browne-Late for the Sky
Beatles-Rubber Soul
Elvis Costello-My Aim is True
Fleetwood Mac-Rumours
Beatles-White Album
Stones-Exile on MS
Kinks-Muswell Hillbillies
Hawkwind-Space Ritual
Lindisfarne-Fog on the Tyne
Harrison-All Things Must Pass
Procol Harum-Grand Hotel
Byrds-Fifth Dimension
Genesis-Selling England
Willie Nelson-"Stardust"
Stones-"Let It Bleed"
Hendrix-"Electric Ladyland"
Pink Floyd-"Wish You Were Here"
Bob Dylan-"Highway 61 Revisited"
Neil Young-"On The Beach"
Savoy Brown-"Street Corner Talking"
Widespread Panic-"Earth To America"
Gov't Mule-"High And Mighty"
Leon Russell-"Carney"
Traffic-"Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys"
Jethro Tull-"Thick As A Brick"
Hell,I could go on for days!!!!
Beatles - White Album
Stones - Let It Bleed
Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
Steel Dan - Katy Lied
XTC - Oranges And Lemons
Neil Young - Live Rust
REM - Document
Jackson Browne - For Everyman
Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent And the E Street Shuffle
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
Jethro Tull - The Minstrel In The Gallery
Phish - Billy Breathes
Radiohead - Kid A
Ok, time to stop.
08-22-10: Theo

Peter Gabriel- Plays Live
I love that recommendation. Gabriel has a substantial catalog, and to make the less-than-obvious suggestion of "Plays Live" says a great deal about Theo's musical preferences. This recording on LP is incredible. Makes me wish I still had my vinyl set-up (and the LP).
Man, this thread is dating us!!! I'd like to see a histogram of audiophile age (OK - why collect the data... bell curve centered somewhere near 50 years, skewed distribution with a 10-year standard deviation to the left and a 20-year SD to the right.) Right???

By the way, I agree with the OP on the best Dead album: Wake of the Flood (followed by maybe American Beauty and Live Dead - concerts are much better than albums).
Pink Floyd : Meddle
Dire Straits : 1st LP
ZZ Top : Tres Hombres
Queen : 1st LP
Beatles : Rubber Soul
Bob Dylan : Greatest Hits Vol. II
Steve Miller : Fly Like an Eagle
Robin Trower : Bridge of Sighs
Harry Chapin : Heads and Tales
David Bowie : Space Oddity
CSN+Y : déjà vu
Flash and the Pan : 1st LP
Lightnin Hopkins : Best of
Muddy Waters : Folk Singer
BB King : Live from Cook County
Elvis Costello : My Aim is True
Willie Nelson : Stardust
Rolling Stones : Exile on Main Street
Blue Oyster Cult : Agents of Fortune
Genesis : Selling England by the Pound
Jimmi Hendrix : Electric Ladyland
Cowboy Junkies : Trinity Sessions
Moody Blues : Days of Future Passed
Alan Parsons : Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Heart : Dream Boat Annie
Black Sabbath : Master of Reality
Doors : 1st LP
John Lee Hooker : Serve You Right to Suffer
Son House : The Father of the Delta Blues
Jefferson Airplane : Surrealistic Pillow ....and on and on and on
Masters of Reality; Sunrise on the Suffer Bus
Concrete Blonde; Bloodletting
Crowded House; Woodface
The Tragically Hip; Fully Completely
Max Webster; Blockheads
Big Sugar; Heated
Headstones; Smile and Wave
Lenny Kravitz; Mama Said
Joe Satriani; The Extremist
U2; Zooropa
T-Rex; The Slider
INXS; Welcome to Wherever You Are
Tom Petty; Full Moon Fever
ZZ Top; Deguelo
John Mellancamp; Whenever We Wanted
The Fixx; Walkabout
54-40; Smiling Buddha Cabaret
Bootsauce; The Brown Album
Robert Cray; I was warned
Melissa Etheridge; Brave and Crazy
Tom Waits; Bone Machine
Can -- Mother Sky
Sting -- All This Time (live one)
Jah Wobble -- Passage To Hades
Frank Zappa -- The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life
Vlatko Stafanowsky -- Tretja Majka
Freddy Studder -- Seven Songs
Legendary Pink Dots -- Plutonium Blonde
Daniel Binelli -- Tango
Garry Burton/Astor Piazzolla Reunion
Beatles: Abbey Road
Stones: Exile
Chris Rea: Road to Hell
Joan Armatrading: Track Record
Eagles: Hell Freezes Over
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Neil Young: Tonights the Night
Genesis: Trick of the Tail
Steeley Dan: Aja
Elton John: Madman Across the Water
Who: Quadraphenia
Michael Franks: Art of Tea
David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust.....
Mott The Hoople: All the Young Dudes
Alan Pasons: I Robot
Supertramp: Crime of the Century
Counting Crows: August and Everthing....
Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
Ricki Lee Jones: self titled
Roger Waters: Amused to Death
George Harrison: Concert for Bangladesh
Frank Zappa: Sheik Yorbouti (sp?)
Lyle Lovett: Joshua Love Ruth
Lenny Kravitz: Are You Gonna Go my Way
Dire Straits: Love Over Gold
Jackson Browne: Pretender
Aersosmith: Get Your Wings
Sarah McClachlan: Surfacing
Alison Krauss: Forget About It

I'll play:

Louis Armstrong--"Plays King Oliver"
Count Basie--"Chairman of the Board"
Jorge Ben--"Africa/Brazil"
Johnny Cash--"The Fabulous Johnny Cash"
Clash--"London lling"
John Coltrane--"Crescent"
Elvis Costello--"Imperial Bedroom"
Miles Davis--"Round About Midnight"
Duke Ellington--"At Newport 1956"
Art Farmer--"Modern Art"
Stan Getz--"Plays" (w/ Jimmy Raney)
Great Jazz Trio--"Direct From LA"
Oliver Jones--"Cookin' At The Sweet Basil"
The Kinks--"One For The Road"
Thelonious Monk--"Genius of Modern Music, Vol.1"
Marisa Monte--"Tribalistas"
Gerry Mulligan--"What is There To Say?"
Flip Phillips--"Flip Wails"
Cat Power--"The Greatest"
Elvis Presley--"From Elvis in Memphis"
Prince--"Sign 'O The Times"
The Ramones--"The Ramones"
Rolling Stones--"Let It Bleed"
Velvet Underground--"Loaded"
White Stripes--"Icky Thump"
X--"More Fun In The New World"
You play alphabetically - clever.

Allman bros "LIVE AT FILLMORE"
Miles Davis "KIND OF BLUE"
Widespread Panic "SPACE WRANGLER"
Beatles - White Album
Bowie - Low
Eno - Another Green World
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Radiohead - Kid A
Beck - Sea Change
Wilco - A Ghost is Born
Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
King Crimson - Red
XTC - English Settlement
Nick Drake - Fives Leaves Left
PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
Bill Evans - Everybody Digs Bill Evans
A lovely list, AFRANTA. Well done. I do not listen to PJ but your Low, Red, Green World and Sea Change picks are beautiful.
The Beatles: White Album
Dylan: Time Out Of Mind
Stones: Exile
Dead: American Beauty
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Talking Heads: Naked
Bob Marley: Natty Dread
Police: Ghost in the Machine
Springsteen: Born In The U.S.A.

U2: The Joshua Tree
Radiohead: In Rainbows
Coldplay: A Rush Of Blood....
Miles: Kind Of Blue
Zeppelin: III
Doors: LA Woman
Jackson: Off The Wall
Sigur Ros: ( )
Clapton: Unplugged
Madonna: Ray Of Light
Peter Gabriel: Passion
Paul Simon: Graceland
Sting: Ten Sumner's Tales
The White Stripes: Elephant

Ohhhh....what fun....
Led Zeppelin, first album
Allman Bros, Idlewild south
Bowie, Hunky Dory
Todd, Todd
Neil Young, After the Gold Rush
Hot Tuna, first album
Madonna, first album
Lennon, Plastic Ono Band
Prince, Purple Rain
Paul, Ram
J Geils Band, Bloodshot
Marshall Tucker, Where we all Belong
the fugs-it crawled into my hand, honest.